Thoughts Along the Way: A shared Song

I wonder how many of us have ever said, “I can’t sing.” Not – “I can’t sing like (name your favorite singer).” We just flat out deny our ability, when in fact we all can sing. Some of us negate...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2015 | CATEGORY: Faith

Gail in the Garden: Here are guidelines to growing apple trees in Montezuma County

You can slice them, you can dice them, you can juice them, you can sauce them, you can use them in pies, fritters, dumplings and pastry. Yes – it’s apple season!The return of apple season each year...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2015 | CATEGORY: Living

Pope charts a new direction in U.S.

In Congress and at a parish school, at the United Nations and a city jail, Pope Francis spent a whirlwind U.S. visit bridging the realms of the disadvantaged and elite, trying to turn the attention...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2015 | CATEGORY: Faith

Pet of the Week

DATE: Sept. 30, 2015 | CATEGORY: Pet of the Week

The Cortez CCC Camp: Chestnut Street in 1940

This is the first of two articles about the Civilian Conservation Corps Camp, located at the north edge of Cortez before World War II. Very little remains of the camp, but historic photos and old...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2015 | COLUMN: Looking back

M-CHS softball team drops double-header in Grand Junction

The Montezua-Cortez softball team dropped both games in its double-header against Grand Junction Central on Saturday. In the first game, Grand Junction Central scored 15 runs in three innings and...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Volleyball coaches reportedly fired

The Montezuma-Cortez volleyball team traveled to Fruita Monument and Grand Junction for games on Friday and Saturday this weekend, and they did so without former head coach Andi Pickens. Pickens...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Panthers get a win at Ignacio

The Montezuma-Cortez Panthers got a tally in the win column on Friday with a 26-14 win over Ignacio. Senior quarterback Cordell Ridings led the way with three touchdowns. Ridings rushed for 60...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Bulldogs win 56-8

The Dove Creek Bulldogs put up 56 points in their win against Sierra Grande on Friday, and three of their scores were from interceptions and punt returns. Senior Ricky Adams and sophomore Tristen...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Marching Panthers take first

The Montezuma-Cortez Marching Panthers traveled to Grand Junction on Saturday to participate in the 38th annual Colorado West Marching Festival. There were 15 marching bands from western Colorado...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: More Sports


Bears football team shut out in Salida The Dolores Bears were shut out on Friday in a 16-0 loss at Salida. The loss moves Dolores to 2-2 on the season. The Bears begin Southern Peaks Conference...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Masons to lay cornerstone, time capsule at M-CHS

Cortez Lodge No. 133 Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, with the assistance of the Masonic Grand Lodge of Colorado, will lay a cornerstone at the new Montezuma-Cortez High School at 5:30 p.m. on...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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